|Epson Heavyweight 8 1/2 x 11 Inch Matte Paper, 50 Sheets (S041257)
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A 50 pack of 8.5x11" heavyweight matte printer paper Opacity - 94% ISO Brightness - 97%
Epson's S041257 heavyweight matte paper is ideal for printing, enlarging, and framing matte-finish photographs. Designed for Epson Stylus Color, Photo, and Scan series printers, each package contains 50 warp-proof 8.5-by-11-inch letter-size sheets.
- Ideal for Epson Stylus Color, Photo, and Scan series printers
- Thick paper does not warp with heavily saturated images
- Great for printing matte-finish photographs
- Letter size, 8.5 by 11 inches
- 50 sheets per pack
- great paper for photo prints
I've been using this paper for at least 8 years now, and I love it. The colors are beautiful, it resists fading (Epson's specs claim 150 years for my printer), and it's inexpensive. It's perfect for photo album prints or framed photos, and the surface won't stick to glass or plastic like glossy paper sometimes will. By the way, that 3-star reviewer that said "sometimes the paper is off-white" may not be the best person to trust. Apparently they never bothered to look at both sides of the paper... the non-printable back side of the paper is slightly off white, which means that this person has been using the paper backwards sometimes without knowing it!...more info
- Epson Heavyweight Matte Paper
I am delighted with this paper on my Epson 1280 inkjet printer!
If you like a "non-glossy" look this is great paper....more info
- Great Matte Paper
This is great paper.
I primarily use my printer to make prints of my digital pics. I cannot stress enough how much better they look on this paper.
High quality paper makes all the difference in the world when it comes to inkjet printing. I've tried quite a few different brands of paper, and I have fallen in love with the Epson line. The pictures turn out sharp, rich and clear.
The difference between matte and glassy paper is important to note. Glossy is exactly what it sounds like, it's shiny paper like the kind they use for your 5x7 prints. Matte paper is flat, not shiny. It doesn't reflect and is great for large pictures.
The only downside of the paper is that it does turn colors with time :-(. Epson says that if you keep them in an airtight package, say behind glass, they won't turn as quickly. Mine did in about a year and a half, but they were simply held in a stack, and not behind glass or in a sheet protector.
All that being said, it is good paper and my machines prints well on it. I do think, however, that the glossy paper may stand up to time better....more info
- Not photographic paper, but great card stock
I was disappointed with this paper's quality, particularly when compared to the superb quality of Epson's glossy photographic paper. This paper does not produce realistic pictures at all.
Usage: While not necessarily a superb choice for matte photos, this paper does work wonderfully for printing desktop publishing documents (such as greeting cards, calendars, brochures, and other items printed on card stock).
Quality: It's consistency doesn't really offer a matte photograph appearance, even though the glossy paper from Epson DOES offer a glossy appearance.
Color: I've noticed that some packages are off-white, slightly tan/beige/yellow rather than white. It's kind of hit-or-miss as to whether you get the white or the off-colored paper. I've gotten the off-colored paper 2 out of 7 purchases.
(I use the Stylus Photo 870 to print)...more info
- Quality Heavy Matte Paper
Excellent medium for projects that involve text and color graphics such as clip art or photo inserts, patterned borders, and greeting cards. I use this paper in an Epson 780, and the results are very satisfying. I suggest that the maximum resolution setting for this medium be set at 1440 dpi anything higher should be printed on photo paper....more info
- Wow, ultracool
MATTE WAS MY PREFERENCE IN TRADITIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY:
It has always been my preference to have pictures done on a matte medium. While using traditional pictures especially if you like I did switched to the APS format, you could no longer get a matte finish. Since I have gone digital, the only papers, that I have seen have been glossy, so this was a pleasant surprise.
A CO-WORKER WHO IS ALSO A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHER, INTRODUCED ME TO THIS PAPER:
Knowing I used many reams of paper in glossy prints but really liked matte, a co-worker told me of this matte finish ink jet paper and showed me a photo he had done. Wow! He had the Epson 890 like I did, so I had to run out and get some of this amazing paper. His daughter in the photo, was wearing a red dress and it was amazing in depth of color.
MY TEST SHOTS WERE PHENOMENAL:
I was not dissappointed in the results. Though I have used it only on a couple of shots (I consider my test shots), I was amazed at the crispness of the photo. Only time will tell how well it lasts. I plan to subject some to the ultimate test (for me) hung on my office wall without a frame. I'll write back and tell you how it did.
NO GLARE MEANS THE PICTURE JUMPS RIGHT OUT AT YOU:
What I particularly like about matte pictures is the lack of glare. You don't have to get the right angle to view it. Also there is almost a 3D effect since you don't see the surface of the paper to make it flat. That is really nice.
MATTE IS CHEAPER THAN GLOSSY:
Matte paper at 50 pages per sheet cost also about the same of 20 sheets of glossy paper.. That too is a good thing....more info
- Best for presentation/graphic printout
Epson makes great printer papers. I use Epson's matte paper almost as much as the regular inkjet paper. This paper is made for color presentation and graphic. I print out my portfolio and sample work with matte paper because it is relatively cheap to the high quality printout. I use the Epson 820 and the color print matches the monitor colors (98%) almost perfect.
For photo prints it is fine, but photos are simultaneous with glossy texture. If you like glossy photo then this is not the photo paper you would get. The colors do not jump at you nor have sharp deferential qualities that glossy can produce. Printing plain texts without color might be too wasteful (costly) for matte paper. I considered Epson the best in paper qualities over Canon, HP, Kodak and others for the quality/price. I have switched to the Canon i960 and am still using Epson's paper. It is that versatile. I tend to use the harder to find Epson double-side matte paper....more info
- Erroneous description
I found this paper on Amazon as an accessory to the Olympus Camedia P-400 Printer. This paper does NOT fit the P-400 because this paper is TOO wide. Thus, with the P-400, this paper is useless....more info
- Great paper that works well in my Canon S800
I have been using this paper for some time now with my Canon S800 photo inkjet printer, with excellent results. Colors are bright and realistic, without any banding, bleed or artifacts introduced by the paper. For some photos, the matte finish is actually superior to glossy because it gives the illusion of greater depth and color intensity.
So in sum, if you do not require glossy paper for your application, save yourself a bundle of $$ and try this paper out. I was pleasantly surprised with the results; and it offers a great result with a low cost per page....more info
- price AND performance
I've used Epson's Premium Glossy, Colorlife and Heavyweight Matte. The Matte is far cheaper and gives beautiful results. I've actually found that I like the Matte best for framing. It has a less reflective surface and looks more 'arty' than photographic. But I wouldn't recommend it for architectural, detailed photographs. A good benefit of both the Matte and Colorlife is that they have the longest rated life without fading of any paper for use with Epson's dye based printers. ...more info
- EPSON INK JET MATTE PAPER
GOOD PAPER, I USE THIS KIND OF PAPER WHEN I HAVE LOTS OF NON PRIORITY PHOTOS TO PRINT, ALTHOUGH IT IS STILL GOOD PAPER FOR MOST ANY PHOTOS. MY BIG FORMAT PRINTER EPSON 3800 IS VERY SENSITIVE SO I ALMOST ALWAYS HAVE TO USE EPSON PAPER PRODUCTS FOR THE BEST RESULTS AND THIS PAPER IS FINE FOR WHAT IT IS....more info
- great for printing projects from desktop publishing programs
While not necessarily a superb choice for matte photos, this paper does work wonderfully for printing desktop publishing documents (such as greeting cards, calendars, brochures, etc.). It's consistency doesn't really offer a matte photograph appearance as the glossy Epson papers do offer a glossy photo appearance.
Note: It also is off-white, slightly tan/beige/yellow rather than white....more info
- Good paper, it's matte photo paper.
It is what it says it is. I bought it for postcards but it was too light. It's a nice weight photo paper but just not postcard weight. I ended up buying 140# paper from Kelly Paper store. This Epson paper is nice for what it is though....more info
- non glare, heavy paper
I use this medium for paper model building, just design building on computer, print on matte paper, cut out, and glue to thin balsa wood.Then I glue walls together, cut out window openings and doors, add lighting, details,building signs, Then for the inside details. I google wallpaper samples, carpet, picture frame for the walls, and glue to balsa interior walls. It is heavy enough to withstand the rigors of constant handling, different glue types, chalking for aging, and yes, even painting over with latex or enamel paints. I use finished 1930 type buildings for HO railroad layout. ...more info
- My Favorite Paper
I use this paper almost exclusively for printing display-quality black-and-white photos on my Epson Stylus printer. Don't ask me about color, I don't know about color. But I find that this paper works great 3-hole punched in a binder and/or bound as a photo booklet. It is sturdy, heavy-stock paper, with a rich matte finish, at a great price, that prints at "Photo Quality." Do what I do: buy several boxes at a time....more info
- The BEST
I've used this paper for 3 years now and it has NEVER let me down. I've used it on Epson Photo printer and now my Canon S800 printer and have wonderful, truly photograpic results with it. I use it to print wedding pictures for a photographer when I retouch or take digital photos for her and she is NEVER disappointed. Wonderful paper!...more info
- Great Photo Print Paper
Try this for your fine prints! Very pleased with rendition of my photos using Epson 1270 printer. Am a pro photographer who
prints from a digital camera.